Some surfers reach great heights. Some stay up for great distances. And some, as of just very recently, attach freaking flares to the back of their boards in a fiery cataclysm of curl. Those last ones are my favourite.
Sure, it amounts to not much more than a stunt. But what a stunt, especially in the hands — and feet — of surf pro Bruce Irons, who was able not only to keep the flames out of the water but to do so in pitch darkness. As someone who can barely get in and out of the shower every morning without tripping and bashing my head against tile, I feel like Irons doesn’t just have fire riding shotgun; he may as well have invented it. [Superpunch via The Daily What]